danza de la mente

an exploration of Latin America through food, film, music and literature

When Two Worlds Collide is a documentary by Heidi Branderburg and Mathew Orzel about the political activism of the indigenous peoples of Peru from 2007-2013. It is sympathetic toward the view of the indigenous people.. The film’s focus is Alberto Pizango who was President of the Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest …

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In the 1970s and 1980s, night clubs lined the streets of Mexico City that featured vedettes (female artists) who sang, stripped, danced, performed nude and used whatever other talents they had to entertain enthusiastic audiences. These women were physically striking and very charismatic and many gained incredible fame. Bellas de La Noche (Beauties of the …

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Narco Cultura is a documentary about narcocorrido. Narcocorrido is a sub-genre of norteño-corrido which is a mix of the music that is typical in northern Mexico based on polka and  ballads. Narcocorrido has all the upbeat, festive sounds of polka, but the lyrics are ballads (corridos) about narcotic traffickers. The music is very popular on …

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